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SBIRT ToT-Wexford PA

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This two-day training will equip participants with the skills necessary to train individuals to provide SBIRT. You’ll be prepared to deliver training on an evidence-based approach that has been shown to work. SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. In order for SBIRT to work, the interventionists have to do it with fidelity to the model. This course will prepare you to train successful interventionists.


  • The goal of this training is to help participants develop their knowledge, skills and abilities as Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) trainers.

  • Participants will be able to offer SBIRT training to enhance its implementation in the behavioral health system of care using a public health approach


Billie Jo Smith headshotBillie Jo Smith, MS, LPC Billie Jo Smith currently serves as the Program Manager for Addiction Medicine’s Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh’s Western Psychiatric Hospital. Billie Jo has worked in the addiction treatment field for over 10 years.. Ms. Smith earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Penn State University, a Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Carlow University and her certification as Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania.


Abigail Schlesinger headshotDr. Abigail Schlesinger is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, who has spent much of her career integrating behavioral health into primary care settings. Dr. Schlesinger developed SMART Choices in 2013, a program that empowers pediatricians to use SBIRT as a part of routine well-child care.  SMART Choices has been implemented in over 40 locations across western Pennsylvania. Dr. Schlesinger is the Medical Director of Children’s TiPS (Telephonic Psychiatric Consultation Service) and the Ambulatory Integrated Behavioral Health Services at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital.



Social workers, counselors, nurses, students, medical staff, treatment/nursing



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Starts: Aug. 22, 2019 9:00 am
Ends: Aug. 23, 2019 4:30 pm
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Face-to-Face Training
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